I believe robotics research offers a unique window into discovering the principles of intelligence in interaction with people and the world. My research focuses on human-machine hybrid learning as a framework for developing intelligent agents that can learn from observations, augment this learning with self-exploration, and apply the learned skills in interaction with humans.
I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in Computer Science at Stanford University, Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL), advised by Prof. Silvio Savarese. I work on robot learning for collaborative tasks in manipulation and social navigation.
I received my PhD in Computer Science at MIT (2019) advised by Prof. Julie Shah in the Interactive Robotics Group at CSAIL. My PhD thesis focused on Hybrid Learning for Multi-Step Manipulation in Collaborative Robotics. I participated in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (2012-2015) with Team MIT.
Previously I was an Assistant Professor in the Electronics and Circuits Department at the Simón Bolívar University, where I also received my Master and Engineering degrees in Electronics Engineering.
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